MILWAUKEE As they looked for a solution to fix their struggling bullpen, the Cardinals contemplated bringing up pitching prospect Trevor Rosenthal from Double-A Springfield for more than a month.
Sunday night, they finally pulled the trigger.
Rosenthal was summoned into the manager's office after Double-A Springfield's 8-6 victory Sunday night and told he had been promoted. Not to Triple-A, but straight to the big show.
"Complete shock," Rosenthal said Monday in the visitor's dugout at Miller Park. "But it's something I've worked hard for and I'm really happy to be here and share this experience with the guys on this team.
"Throughout the season I've just tried to keep my nose to the ground and work hard. I didn't really expect anything of this caliber but I'm definitely really happy to be here and I feel blessed to have the opportunity."
FOXSportsMidwest.com first reported Rosenthal's promotion late Sunday night...